Thursday, July 12, 2007

Legends Of The Shetland Seas (center)





So the center of the Legends stole is now done and I'm set to add the borders. It's been a pleasant knit so far and I think it will have a nice fuzziness once I go to wash and block it from the merino. I've had a few people tell me they think I should just do the edging with the color shifts and not to try to eliminate them or spin a more solid section of yarn. Looking at it now as a whole I guess I am inclined to agree. It will be awhile before you hear from me since I won't post this again until I have a border to show. Happy spinning and knitting :-)

13 comments:

Hattie said...

It looks great! I like the color shifts. They aren't so different that it would look weird on the border. I think it will be perfect with it.

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

That is sooo gorgeous!

Morandia said...

beautiful! The color shift are subtle so I think they are perfect!

Marlene said...

That's spectacular! I can't wait to see it when the edging is added.

Kirsten said...

Really, really beautiful!! I'm looking forward to seeing it with the border.

Jane said...

Dear hattie,

Thank you for your opinion on the edge. I will try to be a little more open minded and just go for that varigated edge too :-)

Jane said...

Dear kristi (AKA fiber fool)

Thank you! I'm liking it too. I don't do any color knitting but some people have mentioned to me that these colors remind them of Faire Isle knitting? I don't know but I do like the colors myself.

Jane said...

Dear morandia,

I have to laugh because me and the word "subtle" don't often meet eye to eye LOL! I'm considered very "Loud" in my family and had to work hard to tone it down. Glad you like the colors.

Jane said...

Dear Marlene,

Thank you for your kind words. I am happy with the way it's turning out but I have to pause in my knitting of this stole for a bit because I have several other projects that are closer to being done and I need to work on them and finish so I can start new projects. Happy Knitting!

Jane said...

Dear Kirsten,

I am knitting too many things at the same time so this may have to take a "back seat" for a little while while I finish the edging on my Boundary Waters Shawl and some other projects, but I will get back to it in a week or so and I hope the next section of border will make you happy too!

Sherry W said...

Who says variegated yarn doesn't work with lace! I love it!

Jane said...

Dear sherryw,

I love varigated yarn but sometimes I've picked the wrong pattern for that yarn. When I was at Stitches West 2007 the display of lace from Victorian Lace Today had beautiful lace in varigated yarn and the author, Jane Sowerby mentioned that she felt it worked better if the color shifts were not too extream from each other but stayed within a common range of colors or the same family of colors if that makes sense. I've also heard that patterns like chevron or feather and fan work better with varigated yarns too.

Tracy said...

All I can say is WOW!